Dear Camp Liberty Community,
It's time to think about the summer months! Educational Arts Team (EdArts) is excited to announce Camp Liberty’s 42nd summer! We wanted to share the details we have confirmed so far:
About Educational Arts Team’s Camp Liberty
Often referred to as "the hidden gem” of Jersey City, EdArts sits on 5 acres of land and is a place of contrast: a suburban camp in an urban setting. A fifty-year old institution serving Jersey City students, youth, families, and educators, EdArts delivers over 300 school-based art education programs and enrolls over 400 campers through our “Camp Liberty” summer program.
EdArts engages young people with arts-based programs that connect creativity with critical thinking in order to stimulate personal growth and academic achievement by making their learning experience more meaningful. The arts provide powerful tools for children to achieve academic success, increase self-esteem, and are at the center of all EdArts programs. We believe all young people should have the opportunity to think, create, reflect, and be heard within a community of engaged learners.
Camp Liberty offers children ages 6 to 12 an outlet for artistic expression, a safe space to have social interactions, and structured recreational activities. The goal of Camp Liberty is to create a welcoming and safe environment using EdArts’ techniques grounded in the arts and social emotional learning, to make positive and memorable experiences and in turn nurture personal growth. We are proud of our 40+ year history of innovative camp programming that connects creativity with critical thinking to stimulate personal growth at Camp Liberty and beyond. Camp Liberty is located in Liberty State Park, and includes an in-ground swimming pool, softball field, multi-purpose field, handball courts, playground, changing areas, covered pavilion, gazebo, and stage. Campers can choose from an array of activities such as theater, ceramics, arts & crafts, recreation, dance, music, swimming, and more.
Teen Summer Camp Liberty (Ages 13-15)
We will have a separate teen cohort with activities geared towards those ages 13-15. They will participate in an array of activities such as theater, arts & crafts, sports, dance, music, swimming and more. There will be pre-scheduled field trips for the teen cohort.
To be eligible to attend Camp Liberty, a camper must turn six by the first day of the desired session. All campers must be able to independently use the bathroom and change into and out of swim attire without assistance from a counselor. Campers should be able to participate in a group setting, as well as choose an activity, and stick with that activity for about 45-60 minutes. Campers should be able to participate safely and appropriately within a 1:15 ratio of staff to campers. We expect all campers, staff, and families to contribute to a safe camp environment for all.
Campers are expected to function in a group setting in a positive and cooperative manner that displays kindness, acceptance and respect for self and others. If your camper needs an accommodation to have a successful camp experience, please contact us to further discuss by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 201-432-1912.
Camp Session Dates
June 26- July 7
(Closed July 4)
July 10- July 21
July 24- August 4
August 7-August 18
2021 & 2022 Returning Family Rate:
Full Summer (8 Weeks): $3000 (Includes $200 DISCOUNT)
2 Sessions (4 weeks): $1550 (Includes $50 DISCOUNT)
Single Session (2 weeks): $800
New Family Rate:
Full Summer (8 Weeks): $3200 (Includes $200 DISCOUNT)
2 Sessions (4 weeks): $1650 (Includes $50 DISCOUNT)
Single Session (2 weeks): $850
Sibling Discount: 5% for families enrolling 2 or more children from the same household.
Camp Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Drop Off at Camp Liberty between 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Pick Up at Camp Liberty between 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Morning Bus Pick- Up: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM *
Afternoon Bus Drop Off: 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM *
*Exact bus times will be shared with families who register for bus transportation at a later date.
Morning Care: $120; 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Aftercare A: $120; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Aftercare B: $240; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$20 off when you book both Morning Care and After Care
Families may reserve transportation on the bus for an additional $50 per session camp session. Exact pick up and drop off times will be shared with families who register for transportation at a later date. Below are the bus stops:
Garfield Ave Light Rail
Saint Aloysius; 691 Westside Ave
NJCU; 2039 Kennedy Blvd
Greenville Library; 1841 Kennedy Blvd
Saint Anthony High; 175 8th St
Grace Church; 2nd & Erie St
Main Library; 472 Jersey Ave
PS 16; 96 Sussex St
PS 37; 158 Erie St
PS 25; 3385 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Central Ave and Reservoir St
5 Corners Library; 678 Newark Ave
Payment may be submitted via money order, check, or credit card. Credit Card payments will incur a $30 processing fee per session. This fee does not apply to payments made with checks or money orders. All checks and money orders must be made out to the Educational Arts Team, not Camp Liberty. A $75 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.
All tuition includes:
1 Camp T-Shirt
Registration for Camp Liberty will open on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM via our online portal. The registration link will be shared via EdArts’ Website, Instagram, Facebook, and mailing list. Register here: http://bit.ly/CAMPLIBERTY2023.
As always, Camp Liberty strives to promote inclusion and equity in our community. As a nonprofit organization, we are committed to making our program accessible to all, regardless of income. This year, we are increasing our scholarships for both full and partial scholarships to children from various income backgrounds. If you are interested in applying, please contact us at email@example.com or call 201-432-1912 to request consideration.
Registration: March 11th
Scholarship Application Deadline: March 26th
Deposits Due: At time of registration
Scholarship Notifications: May 1st
Last day to cancel: May 17th
Payment in Full Due: May 19th
Help Support Camp Liberty & Educational Arts Team
Help keep Camp Liberty affordable for all families, regardless of income, and donate to our Scholarship Fund. Click HERE to make your contribution today!
Have any questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-432-1912.